Ilhan Omar Attacks Critics of Her 9/11 ‘Some People Did Something’ Comment; Accuses Them of ‘Dangerous Incitement’ of Death Threats Against Her

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked critics of her dismissive comment about the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something”, saying they are inciting death threats against her. Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia, also defended her love of the U.S.

Omar’s 9/11 comment made during a March 23 speech to a CAIR conference in Woodland Hills, California, that was themed “Empowering Valley Muslims” went Tuesday after posting by “The Imam of Peace” on Twitter late Monday night. Omar falsely said that CAIR was founded (to protect Muslims) after 9/11 because (Muslims) were losing their civil liberties because “some people did something.”

Omar wrote on Twitter Wednesday, “This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it. My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!”


Omar was responding to a tweet that included screen images of criticism by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Original tweets posted below.

Omar apparently missed GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel calling Omar “anti-American.”

Last week an upstate New York man was arrested for making a death threat against Omar, reported CBS News:

“A man from upstate New York has been charged with threatening to assault and murder U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Patrick Carlineo, 55, allegedly called Omar’s office on March 21 and told a staffer “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a (expletive)  terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull,” according to the criminal complaint.”

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